Keyword: Arnaud Beltrame

At state funeral, Macron hails Resistance spirit of heroic gendarme

President said the 'greatness' of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who swapped places with female hostage, had 'stunned France'.

Former radical-left party candidate hails gendarme's death on Twitter

Stéphane Poussier, a parliamentary candidate in elections in 2017 for the radical-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, has been arrested after sending a message via Twitter rejoicing over the death of gendarmerie officer Arnaud Beltrame, who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during Friday's terrorist shootings in south-west France and who subsequently died from gunshot and stab wounds.

Small French town holds memorial service for terrrorist attack victims

A Catholic church service, attended by religious leaders including local imams as well as mourners, survivors and rescue workers, was held on Sunday in the small town of Trèbes, near Carcassonne in south-west France, for the four victims of the Friday shooting attacks perpetrated by a 25-year-old gunman who claimed to be acting in the name of the so-called Islamic State group.